The Candidates of Cain; A Catechism for the Constituencies...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...explained it as a qualified acceptance, but President Kruger, having vividly present to his mind the declaration of the Outlanders and the menace of the Highbury speech, construed it as a rejection of his proposal. 318. Q. How did we reply? A. The Government did not reject or accept them, they only higgled and carped and objected instead of frankly accepting the conditions asked by President Kruger. They made no renewal of any promise as to abstaining from future intervention; they referred once more to the despatch which affirmed our suzerainty, and with regard to arbitration they merely consented to discuss it. Hence the Transvaal regarded the despatch of August 28th as a definite rejection of their offer. 319. Q. What did they do then? A. Believing their alternative proposition was rejected, they regretfully fell back upon Mr. Chamberlain's own proposal for a Joint Commission into the seven years' franchise and accepted it. 320. Q. What is the proof of that? A. It is to be found in their despatch of September 2nd. That acceptance is contained in clause 10, and reads thus: --"This Government.... assuming that thereby no interference is intended in the internal affairs of this Republic, nor with a view to constitute a precedent, but only to get information and to find out if the measures already taken are effective, and, if not, to show this Government in what points such is not the case, this Government would be glad to learn from Her Majesty's Government how it proposes that the Commission shall be composed, and what time and place are suggested." Ib. p. 54. The acceptance here implied is rendered quite explicit by a telegram sent to Mr. Chamberlain on September 8th, stating that: -r "The Government of the South African...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760077
  • 9781236760074